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Issue 39

28 Sep 2022

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(1) Head of Membership Engagement: Dóchas 

We are looking for a people person who is enthusiastic, curious and can build connections across the international development and humanitarian sector. We have recently launched our new strategic plan, where our overarching objective for 2022-2026 is to develop a strong and dynamic network that enhances opportunities for connection, coordination and collaboration. This involves evolving how we engage, support and communicate with members, and how we coordinate our efforts with critical friends, partners, civil society groups and other networks. You will lead on: enhancing collaborations and connections in humanitarian and development sector, while at the same time developing a range of services to support members in the delivery of their work; ensuring membership of Dóchas provides new and enhanced value for our members; and developing and implementing greater opportunities for connection, coordination and collaboration amongst Dóchas members and key stakeholders. Find out more. Closing date: 5 pm, 28 September. 

(2) Dóchas highlights our Members working in the Horn of Africa 

Dóchas members are working with their partners across the Horn of Africa to tackle one of the worst humanitarian crises in forty years. The crisis has been brought about through a deadly mix of climate change and conflict, while the lasting effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have not helped. We can all help this worsening situation. We can influence our Government to act, and we can also support NGOs who are on the ground in the region. We have gathered together information about Dóchas members who are responding to the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa with specific appeals and/or who are working in the region. If you are a Dóchas member working in the region and you would like to be featured here, please contact Find out more

(3) Dóchas Safeguarding Sessions: Beyond Compliance to Implementation: 11 am - 1pm, 1, 3, 8, 10 November

The Dóchas Safeguarding working group welcomes you to a four-part series of online learning conversations which will explore questions such as: ‘What is needed to lead a culture of safeguarding in the Irish humanitarian and development sector?’ and ‘How can we move beyond compliance to implementation?’. These sessions are open to anyone (including non-Dóchas members) in the international non-governmental organisation humanitarian and development sector, based in Ireland or overseas, who have an existing background in safeguarding or are interested in learning more about how their organisations and partners can deliver the highest standards in safeguarding. Find out more here.

Please note that participation in the above meetings/events is open to Dóchas member agencies only. For further information on any of the above, please contact the Dóchas office, T: 01 4053801, E:

Meetings, Seminars, Conferences & Workshops

(1) ACCELERATE: The Transition to a Net Zero Future: IIEA: 10 October 

This full-day major international energy and sustainability conference, jointly hosted by ESB and the IIEA, will feature a distinguished line-up of international policymakers, global thought leaders, industry representatives, and academics who will focus on the clean energy transformation. By offering examples of ways that citizens can harness the benefits of increased digitalisation in the electricity sector on the journey to net zero, the 2022 programme will seek to inspire and inform, as a range of keynote speakers will present a vision for a resilient, inclusive, and sustainable future for all people. Location: The Round Room, The Mansion House Dublin 2.  Early bird tickets and student tickets are still available. General registration here.

(2) Gender Based violence: Media and Structural Challenges: Gender Study Group, Development Studies Association Ireland: 2 - 3 pm, 13 October 

This online webinar will address issues and challenges related to gender-based violence in Ireland. Speakers: Dr Anne O’Brien (Associate Professor, Head of Department of Media Studies, Maynooth University): “What’s wrong with the representation of Domestic Violence in Irish Media?”; and Dr Nasrin Khandoker (University of Limerick): ‘How to reconcile between Gender and Migration? Migrant women’s perspectives of structural violence in Ireland’ based on insights from the GBV-MIG project at NUIG. Discussant: Dr Caroline Williamsonsinalo (University College Cork); Co-convener of the Violence, Conflict and Gender research cluster, in UCC’s Centre for Advanced Studies in Languages and Cultures (CASiLaC). Join Meeting

(3) Why are International Non-Governmental Organisations not talking about the Global Economy?: Centre for Global Education: 12 pm, 13 October 

This seminar, organised by the Centre for Global Education (CGE) as part of the CADA One World Festival, will present the findings of new research by CGE and Financial Justice Ireland, that investigated the extent to which INGOs are engaging with neoliberalism as a "root cause" of poverty and inequality. The facilitator is Harm-Jan Fricke. The event is online and free but registration is essential. Register here

(4) Irish Global Health Network Conference  ‘Global Imbalance and Social Inclusion’: IGHN, co-hosted with the HSE Global Health Programme, Sponsored by Irish Aid: 26 - 27 October 

Registration is now open! The Covid-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on health systems and economies across the world, reinforcing pre-existing inequities and systematic weaknesses.​ As we enter a break in history, the opportunity is upon us to address the vulnerabilities of a system that failed to serve us all equally. ​ In this context, the Global Health Conference 2022 will be convened under the theme Global Imbalance and Social Inclusion.  Find out more

(5) Annual Conference - A Food Secure Future for Everyone: IFIAD:  7 November 

In partnership with the Irish Forum for International Agricultural Development (IFIAD), Self Help Africa, and University of Galway, Galway City will host a two-day conference on global food security. Looking from the past to the present, and forward to 2030 and beyond, the conference will provide perspectives on hunger and food security from leading Irish and international speakers. The main conference venue will be the O’Donoghue Hall, University of Galway, with a series of smaller satellite events around the vibrant city of Galway. Register here.  

(6) 'A Shared Future: How Global Citizenship Education can shape the future of border communities': Development Perspectives, Children in Crossfire: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm,  15 November 

Development Perspectives is partnering with Children in Crossfire to host a Cross-border conference which will be held in the Armagh City Hotel. The conference will seek to explore the role of Global Citizenship Education(GCE) in tackling challenges and issues facing border communities both north and south. Some of the planned inputs on the day include: mapping of the issues and challenges facing border communities; a panel discussion on 'decolonising education'; and how GCE can play a role in shaping the future of border communities. Register here


Situations Vacant - Paid Posts

(1) Concern Worldwide - Vacancies in Ireland and Internationally 

Concern Worldwide is currently advertising vacancies for various roles in Ireland and internationally. Find out more about these roles. Various closing dates apply.

(2) GOAL - Vacancies in Ireland and Internationally

GOAL is currently advertising vacancies for various roles in a number of countries. Full details are available here. Details for current invitations to tender for consultancies can be found here. Various closing dates apply.

(3) Trócaire - Vacancies in Ireland and Internationally

Trócaire is currently advertising vacancies for various roles in a number of countries. Find out more about these roles. Various closing dates apply.

(4) Oxfam Ireland – Vacancies in Ireland and Internationally.

Oxfam Ireland is currently advertising vacancies for various roles. Find out more about these roles. Various closing dates apply.  

(5) Managing Solicitor: Transparency Legal Advice Centre

Transparency Legal Advice Centre (TLAC) is a not-for-profit, independent law centre registered which provides legal advice to workers disclosing suspected wrongdoing in their workplace under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 or as otherwise provided for in law. TLAC is seeking to recruit a Managing Solicitor to lead, coordinate and manage the operations and resources of a small team of solicitors and volunteers in the effective delivery of legal services to clients. Find out more. Closing date: 30 September. 

(6) Telemarketing Team Member: Oxfam Ireland​

Oxfam Ireland requires an engaging and enthusiastic advocate for its growing telemarketing team.Person Specification: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and very strong spoken English; are passionate, determined and committed to the work of Oxfam; an interest in international development, the NGO or charity sector; experience in fundraising is a definite advantage, though non-essential as full training is provided. Job description includes: Contacting previous regular donors to encourage them to give again; contacting supporters of our campaigns to encourage supporting with a monthly gift; upgrade of active committed givers to make an increase to their monthly gift; thank you calls to our loyal donors to show appreciation for their support. To apply, please email a copy of your CV and cover letter to Find out more. Closing date: 1 October. 

(7) Green Impact Fund Project Manager: Vita

Vita is looking to recruit an experienced professional with some exposure to international development to manage the Green Impact Fund low-carbon investment programme in Africa. This role will suit a professional project manager with experience in engineering, financial or commercial disciplines, and who also has international development and/or business experience. Salary is very competitive and commensurate with the applicant's profile.The selected candidate will have responsibility for Vita’s project development and related carbon accreditation. The role involves the full cycle of project management, including funding, disbursement and financial reporting, project delivery, monitoring and evaluation, reporting and learning. Please share CV and cover letter to Find out more. Closing date: 2 October. 

(8) Call for Tender for Review of The Code Of Good Practice For Development Education in Ireland: IDEA 

IDEA is seeking an external consultant(s) to carry out a review of the Code of Good Practice for Development Education in Ireland, following the first 3 years of the Code’s implementation. The review will examine all aspects of the Code and will take place in late 2022/early 2023. It will culminate in a report that highlights what should be maintained in the Code and its processes and what should be changed, as well as clear proposals around possible changes and potential areas for future strategic development of the Code. Find out more. Closing date: 3 October.    

(9) Fundraising and Schools Officer – Leinster Region: HOPE

The main responsibilities of this role include the following: Raise funds for HOPE’s work in Kolkata; grow and increase funds raised for HOPE across the Leinster region; Identify and initiate new fundraising activities with prospective donors and fundraisers; Set realistic and achievable fundraising targets in collaboration with HOPE’s fundraising and school teams; Compile, file and maintain fundraising records, databases and reports; Provide and compile fundraising materials for HOPE fundraisers; Off-site support at HOPE events, presentations and fundraising activities as required; Raise awareness about the work of HOPE. This role would report to the International Fundraising Director. The role is based in Leinster (hybrid) and is a full time permanent position (5 days per week). Find out more. Closing date extended (correct date): 3 October. 

(10) Consultant sought for Programme Articulation and MEAL in the Humanitarian-Development-Peacebuilding Triple Nexus: Christian Aid Ireland 

In the past few years Christian Aid Ireland, in collaboration with the global ‘Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention’ team, numerous country teams, partner organisations and academic institutions, has seen an increase in Humanitarian-Development-Peacebuilding nexus (HDP nexus) programmes, approaches and thinking. Location: Remote/ home working, with some in-person meetings in Dublin. Dates: To end 2022 and into early 2023. For full info information and terms of reference contact Tenders should be sent to the same address with the email subject marked as ‘Humanitarian-Development-Peacebuilding Triple Nexus. Closing date: 3 October.

(11) Head of Capacity Building: Front Line Defenders 

Seeking an exceptional candidate for the role of Head of Capacity Building to be based in the Front Line Defenders office in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. This role has the overall responsibility to lead and develop the Capacity Building Programme and its team members. The purpose of the Capacity Building Team is to provide practical support to human rights defenders and organisations at risk, to strengthen their capacities to analyse, manage, and mitigate the risks they face and to build their longer term resilience. Minimum starting salary of €64,200 per annum, plus benefits. Find out more. Closing date: 4 October. 

(12) Coordinator (part-time): Sadaka

Sadaka - The Ireland Palestine Alliance supports the rights of the Palestinian people by influencing the Irish Government and European policy in this regard. We wish to appoint a part-time Coordinator. Working for a volunteer board, from home, the Coordinator will prepare and coordinate meetings with politicians; Strengthen communications between Sadaka and its supporters; Increase Sadaka’s social media and on-line presence; Pursue potential funders - trusts and foundations; Support the Board’s work and attend monthly board meetings; Be aware of political developments which are relevant to Palestine/Israel. Candidates should have skills in Organisational Administration, the use of Social Media, fundraising, knowledge of the Irish political system and human rights. For more information and to apply, email Closing date: 7 October. 

(13) Communications Specialist: Vita

Would you like to work for a dynamic, exciting overseas aid agency in Dublin with the opportunity to travel occasionally to East Africa and visit our programmes there? Vita is an Irish development partner working for climate smart communities in Africa. We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working and responsible individual with the right temperament to work with our small, smart, innovative team on our next generation models of development. This is a Dublin-based position. Please send CV and short cover letter to Find out more. Closing date: 7 October. 

(14) Research and Innovation Officer: Saolta

The Research and Innovation Officer is a key role within the Saolta team, working with a dedicated and skilled group of colleagues to deliver on the commitments in the current (2022) and future work plans (2023 - 2027). Main duties will include coordinating and managing the research activities of the Saolta programme, creating and presenting conference papers and journal articles, and supporting the monitoring and evaluation of the Saolta programme. Find out more. Closing date: 14 October. 

(15) Donor Loyalty & Retention Specialist: Oxfam Ireland

Oxfam Ireland is looking for a Donor Loyalty & Retention Specialist to join our busy Fundraising & Marketing Team. This role focuses on optimisation and development of our campaigns, refining of processes to bring an excellent experience to our donors and in turn to improve recruitment, retention, donor lifetime value, and our donor experience, with Oxfam Ireland’s regular giving donors. The successful candidate will have experience in using and understanding data and analysis to inform decision-making on delivering effective marketing activities, ability to plan and prioritise work for self and others, experience of working and building excellent relationships with external suppliers, and internal teams and the ability to be assertive and persuasive when negotiating. Find out more. Closing date: 21 October. 

(16) Programme Advisor, Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention: Christian Aid Ireland

This is an exciting opportunity to help strengthen Christian Aid's programme practice in relation to our organisational thematic priority on Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention (From Violence to Peace), in order to increase the impact of our work on peacebuilding, conflict sensitivity, gender based violence and conflict transformation, and tackling violence. To promote learning and mutual support between programme teams and others working on conflict sensitivity, addressing violence, gender based violence, conflict prevention and peacebuilding. Contract: Permanent, full time post. Salary: €50,213. Location: Dublin with hybrid working available. Find out more. Closing date: 23 October. 

(17) Fundraising Manager: Ethiopiaid 

We are now seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Fundraising Manager to join our Charity Officer at this exciting time to focus on growing and diversifying our income streams. This is a fantastic opportunity to play a pivotal role in a small organisation and be part of the Ethiopiaid global family. Your key responsibilities will be the Fundraising Strategy, Direct Appeals, Major Donors, Legacies and Diversifying Income. For full role description including full description of responsibilities and essential experience, please email The role can be full or part time, based in Dublin/Remote, and salary is from 45-50K, depending on experience. Closing date: 31 October. 

(18) Grants Coordinator: Front Line Defenders

Seeking an exceptional candidate for the post of Grants Coordinator (Americas) to be based in the Front Line Defenders office in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. This role will support Front Line Defenders to deliver upon its core objective of protecting HRDs at risk and the mandate of Front Line Defenders to deliver protection grants focused on prevention and resilience for HRDs and their families, organisations and movements. Minimum starting salary of €36,340 per annum, plus benefits. Find out more. Closing date: 1 November. 

(19) Global Agrienterprise Advisor: Self Help Africa 

Late 2021 Self Help Africa and United Purpose merged. The two organisations implement projects to end extreme hunger and poverty. This merger doubled our size and reach, and we are implementing poverty eradication projects in 17 countries, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. We are also part of a group that includes social enterprise subsidiaries Partner Africa, TruTrade and Cumo Microfinance. Our work will reach more than six million people, and invest upwards of €45m in more than 100 development programmes to improve food systems, facilitate access to markets and financial services, combat climate change, gender inequality, and improve access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene. This is an exciting time to join us. Find out moreClosing date: Rolling deadline. 

(20) Risk Officer: GOAL Global 

The Risk Officer will support GOAL’s strategic risk function, foster an organisational mindset to risk management, and drive a risk thought process into strategic and cross-functional decision making. In partnership with the Deputy CEO, the risk officer will drive and mature the culture of risk management including the policy framework, procedures, and behaviours across GOAL. Location: Ireland. Duration: Full Time. Find out more. Closing date: Rolling deadline. 

(21) Nurses (Paediatric): MSF Ireland

MSF Ireland is currently recruiting Paediatric Nurses who have 2 years’ post-qualification experience, and available for 9-12 months, diploma in tropical nursing or relevant nursing experience in a tropical environment. Experience working in therapeutic feeding with severely malnourished children would be an added asset. Successful applicants will be put onto a panel that will respond to the impending nutritional humanitarian crisis across the horn of Africa. Applications will be rolling. Applicants who meet all the role requirements will be invited to do a further assessment. If you meet all the role requirements (listed on our website) please apply online. Find out more. Closing date: Rolling deadline. 

(22) Gynaecologists: MSF Ireland

MSF Ireland is currently recruiting Gynaecologists with proven professional experience after registration - HST for OB/GYNs, and available for 3-6 months. A diploma in tropical medicine or relevant experience in a tropical environment would be an added asset. Successful applicants will be put onto a panel that will respond to the impending nutritional crisis across Sub -Saharan Africa. Applications will be rolling. Applicants who meet all the role requirements will be invited to do a further assessment. If you meet all the role requirements (listed on our website) please apply online. Find out more. Closing date: Rolling deadline. 

(23) Anaesthetists: MSF Ireland

MSF Ireland is currently recruiting Anaesthetists with proven professional experience after registration - experience of paediatric and obstetric anaesthesia is particularly useful, and availability for 2-6 months. MSF anaesthetists are teachers, trainers and there to help people manage pain in sometimes unbearable circumstances. The role of an MSF anaesthetist is incredibly varied: you might find yourself training local staff in the middle of a refugee camp hospital or managing anaesthesia with very basic resources for complex obstetric surgeries – all in the course of a day. Applications will be rolling. Applicants who meet all the role requirements will be invited to do a further assessment. If you meet all the role requirements (listed on our website) please apply online. Find out more. Closing date: Rolling deadline. 

(24) Global Citizenship Education Coordinator: GOAL

The purpose of the role is to manage GOAL’s innovative global citizenship programme including GOAL’s work in the formal and nonformal education sector working with both learners and educators while positioning GOAL within the GCE sector in Ireland.Location: Ireland. Duration: 24 Months. Find out more. Closing date: Rolling deadline. 

(25) Face to Face Fundraising Team: Amnesty International

Do you know of anyone that’s looking for a new challenge and work that is meaningful? We have openings for our amazing face to face fundraising team. We are looking for motivated, outgoing people with a positive attitude. What we are looking for in a Fundraiser: Excellent communication skills; Must be over 18 and reside in Ireland and legally entitled to work here; The ability to work as part of a team with a can-do attitude; Passionate about Human Rights; Fluent English. What we offer: A flat hourly wage of €12 an hour with performance related pay; Continuous training and development; Possibility of career progression; 25 Days Holidays plus Bank Holidays; Social Club and Fun Team Environment. Find out more. Closing date: Rolling deadline. 

Situations Vacant - Internships and Volunteer Posts 

(1) Board Trustee: MSF Ireland

Our commitment to maintain a board with the necessary skills to govern MSF effectively and our commitment to be an inclusive board with diverse voices, we welcome candidacy from people who identify as members of underrepresented and/or historically marginalized communities to stand for election to the Board. This includes welcoming candidacy from lived experiences such as being a recipient of humanitarian care and/or recent migrants. Required skills: Experience of working or being a Board Member in the Irish charity or international humanitarian sector, and a proven interest in humanitarian affairs. Experience as a recent immigrant and/or recipient of humanitarian aid will be considered favorably. Experience in human resource management will be considered favorably. To express your interest in becoming a trustee: Please submit your motivation letter and CV to and contact the same for further information or questions​. Closing date: 30 September. 

(2) Outreach & Marketing Intern: Global Action Plan

Global Action Plan is looking for an Outreach & Marketing Intern, to help increase the organisation’s reach and impact. The post is based in Global Action Plan's offices in Ballymun but due to Covid-19 restrictions, working from home is also part of the arrangement. For questions contact Find out more. Closing date: 30 September. 

(3) Student Advisory Panel: STAND, an initiative of Suas 

The STAND Student Advisory Panel is an essential part of Suas Educational Development’s mission to mobilise young people to take action for global justice. This consulting body provides insights and perspectives on STAND campaigns, events, activities, and more. In addition to providing feedback on STAND’s work, the SAP is able to raise issues, topics, and experiences that the group feels are important for STAND to be aware of and potentially include in its work. For questions, contact Find out more. Closing date extended: 2 October. 

(4) Board Member: Vita

Be a board member and have an enduring impact with Vita. Vita seeks leaders and innovators for our Board of Directors to drive new public-private collaborations, impact funds & next generation development. We are looking for directors with a keen interest in development & with a history of leadership & entrepreneurial spirit in the following areas: Fundraising, Governance/Risk Management, Legal, Development & Agriculture & Climate/Carbon Finance. Please email a letter of interest with a CV to and send any query to the same email or call our Dublin office on 01 873 4303. Find out more. Closing date: 7 October. 

(5) Event volunteer: Front Line Defenders

We are looking for a group of enthusiastic and committed volunteers to work with us on the upcoming 2022 Dublin Platform for Human Rights Defenders from the 24th - 28th October 2022. This event is an important space for over 100+ human rights defenders to gather in Dublin to discuss ideas, engage with decision-makers from governmental and international bodies and share their knowledge and experiences without fear of the reprisals, intimidation, violence or discrimination they face on a daily basis. We need your help to extend a warm welcome to our human rights defenders who will travel considerable distances to be with us here in Dublin, and to ensure it runs successfully and smoothly. For questions, contact Stephan Behan via Find out more. Closing date: 12 October. 

(6) VSI Programmes Officer European Solidarity Corps Volunteer: Voluntary Service International (VSI) 

Do you want to be part of an international organisation that promotes peace, solidarity, social justice, sustainable development and intercultural understanding? Do you want to gain valuable experience in the volunteering, youth and development sectors in Ireland?VSI is now welcoming applications for the Programmes Officer Role, funded through the European Solidarity Corps programme. We are looking for a volunteer (aged 18 to 30 and resident in Ireland) to join our team from October 2022 for a period of 12 months. Find out more

(7) Board of Directors required (treasurer): Beyond Stigma

​Beyond Stigma is looking for a Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees to help guide and advise us on financial matters. This is a voluntary board position. You will be working closely with the board in keeping the accounts up to date, helping to prepare annual budgets and providing quarterly reports at board meetings. Find out more. Closing date: Rolling deadline. 

(8) Festival Ambassador: STAND, an initiative of Suas

The STAND Student Festival is run by students, for students, to raise awareness about the burning issues shaping the world around us. STAND is recruiting a team of STAND Festival Ambassadors to maximise the impact of STAND’s activities across each university campus. While this role runs from September - December 2022, please note that the majority of time will be required in the lead up to, and during, the student's campus festival week. For questions, contact Find out more. Closing date: Rolling deadline. 

Courses and Training

(1) Transforming Eco-Anxiety: Full Circle Change: 1 pm, 18 October 

For anyone who is worried, sad or confused about the ecological crisis and its impact on people, in Ireland and in the Global South. Come along to a free one-hour online workshop. You will come away with: Body/Energy based exercises to calm the nervous system; Positive Action Tips (eco-action without the stress and burnout); and Clarity about the Crisis (and its links to colonialism and internalised colonialism). Find out more

(2) Carmichael’s Autumn Winter 2022 Scheduled Training Programme

Carmichael have a range of courses scheduled over the next few months . The Autumn/Winter 2022 Scheduled Training Programme is kindly sponsored by BoardEffects. See courses below which are online unless otherwise indicated. Carmichael’s eLearning is also available to learners who wish to complete courses at their own pace and time. The full list of eLearning courses is available here. Contact if you need any assistance. Find out more.

(3) Free Courses - Recovery and Resilience Training Programme

Carmichael have added new Free workshops to the Recovery and Resilience Training Programme, funded by the Community Foundation for Ireland as part of a wider Covid-19 Fund for Recovery. The Community Foundation for Ireland hopes that this funding will strengthen the skills base of the sector around fundraising, digital, governance and leadership, and build resilience among volunteer and staff teams. This programme is run in collaboration with Volunteer Ireland. Registration is open to Irish non-profit board members, staff and volunteers. A maximum of two people from any one Irish non-profit can register per workshop in the Recovery and Resilience Training Programme. The training is limited to two workshops per person. Contact if you have any questions.

(4) Youth for Climate Justice Project: Voluntary Service International (VSI): 23 October 

VSI is looking for young people aged 18 - 25 to take part in our Youth for Climate Justice project in November 2022! Participants will learn about climate justice and be equipped with the skills, knowledge and confidence to act for global change. The deadline for applications is 23 October. Find out more



(1) Documentary Screening - Make it Your Business: Development Perspectives: 6.30 pm, 28 September

Join us for a screening of Trócaire's latest documentary 'Make It Your Business'. A new short documentary from Trocaire which goes on a journey to explore the problem of corporate accountability, meeting experts and human rights activists on the front lines of corporate exploitation and abuse. Location:  Development Perspectives Offices, The Mall, North Quay, Drogheda, A92PY68. Register here.

(2) IIEA Development Matters Lecture Series: Future Proofing the Climate-Health Nexus:  3 October

Dr Maria Neira, Director of the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health at the World Health Organization, will highlight how the international community can foster intersectoral cooperation on air pollution to put health at the core of climate action and sustainable development. The benefits of cleaner air extend beyond personal health, to collective public, environmental and economic health. The drive for clean air can facilitate a faster reduction of climate-warming emissions, a shift to cheaper and more reliable energy sources, and improved economic security. Dr Neira will discuss the benefits of putting health at the core of climate action and sustainable development to future proof the climate-health nexus. This is part of the Development Matters lecture series, supported by Irish Aid, and is open to the public and free to attend. Register here

(3) Book Launch: The Theology of Integral Human Development: The Role of Faith in International Development and Public Affairs: 7 pm, 5 October

Matt Moran will launch his book in Whitefriar Street Church - Community Hall, Aungier Street, Dublin. The book, with a Foreword by Dr David Begg (former CEO of Concern), deals with the values that faith brings to international development as exemplified by Irish missionaries; Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation; the faith interface with UN programmes, its receding place in public affairs in Ireland; the evolving clash between Christian values and human rights as in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the findings about the European Court of Human Rights. To register to attend, contact by 30 September.

(4) First Wednesdays Autumn 2022 Series, ‘The Struggle For Democracy: Exploring Commonalities in Global Citizenship and Activism’: Comhlámh: 7 pm, 5 October - 7 December 

 Join us this Autumn for the new First Wednesdays Autumn 2022 Series, a set of three interlinked online conversations with those currently involved in real-world struggles in Ireland and beyond. We will take a closer look at commonalities ‘in struggle’ across campaigning and activism movements, and explore what it would mean to consider these struggles as part of a process of ‘acts of global citizenship’ and ‘democratising democracy’. The series includes the following events: Join the conversation! Find out more about the below events:

(5) Boardmatch Speed Dating - Find your next Board Trustee! 5.30 - 8 pm, 12 October 

Boardmatch Ireland are delighted to be back for our 3rd Annual Charity Trustee Speed-Dating! Our Trustee Speed-Dating is an opportunity for charities to meet with hundreds of enthusiastic and skilled volunteers, looking to give their skills, time & expertise to a cause they are passionate about.The Trustee Speed-Dating will be an opportunity for you to focus your board recruitment and make an instant connection. Following the event, you will have a clear list of prospective candidates who you can then arrange interviews with and take them through the rest of your Board Recruitment process.Join us in Croke Park, Dublin from 5:30pm – 8 pm. The price per table is €50. Register your charity now.

(6) 2022 Global Hunger Index International Launch: Concern Worldwide & Welthungerhilfe: 3 - 4.30 pm, 13 October 

Join us on 13th October for the online International Launch of the 2022 Global Hunger Index, co-authored by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe.  Against the backdrop of a spiralling hunger crisis, this year’s report looks at how citizens are finding innovative ways to raise their voices and take action in support of stronger more sustainable food systems.  To discuss this year’s theme - Food System Transformation and Local Governance - we will be joined by Danielle Resnick (Brookings Institution & IFPRI), Liz Kimani-Murage (African Population and Health Research Center Kenya) and civil society representatives from Malawi, Pakistan and Ethiopia to share and assess initiatives and investments that are improving food systems governance at the local level, across both stable and fragile contexts. Register here.

Other Information

(1) Civil Society Fund Now Open: Irish Aid

The Civil Society Fund (CSF) is Irish Aid’s main project funding scheme. Applications are accepted on an annual basis from Irish and invited international civil society organisations to carry out development projects of between one and three years in duration. Organisations based in Ireland that consider they meet the criteria set out in the 2023 Call for Applications and who wish to apply for funding can request an Eligibility Form by emailing the Civil Society Fund team at the email address provided in the 2023 Call for Applications. Final closing date for application is 6 January. Find out more. Eligibility Closing date: 10 October.

(2) Call for Contributors to Policy and Practice: Issue 36: The Centre for Global Education 

The Centre for Global Education invites contributions to Issue 36 (Spring 2023) of its bi-annual journal, Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review, which is on the theme “Development Education and Democracy”.  Authors interested in submitting should send a 300-word abstract summarising their article. The submission date for commissioned articles is Friday, 16 December 2022. The full Call for Contributors is here. Closing date: 14 October. 



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